Book fair

Book fair

Lisbon’s popular ‘Feira do Livro’ (Book Fair) is due to start on May 29 at Parque Eduardo VII, and this year organisers are hoping to exceed last year’s record of over 500,000 visitors. With a new format and even more space, João Alvim, president of the association of editors and booksellers, promises “everyone will win”, with animation, music and long weekends all part of the package. At last year’s fair sellers reported a surge in interest in Portuguese authors.